GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 18, 2017,
Jun 18, 2017, 17:47
Alleged shooter James Hodgkinson shot Rep. Steve Scalise and members of the Capitol police force in Alexandria, Virginia, during Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game on June 14, 2017.
The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed. Investigators have not determined the goal of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning.
According to reports from The New York Daily News, Hodgkinson and his wife adopted a foster child; however, their daughter would never live past the age of 17, because she committed suicide. She said she thought her husband, James Hodgkinson, had gone to the Washington area to work on tax policy.
"I had no idea he was going to do this.I can't wrap my head around it", Sue Hodgkinson said Thursday at an afternoon news conference outside her Belleville home. He told her he was going to Washington DC to "change the tax brackets" and "work on taxes", she said. "There's nothing I could do about it".
The teen's friend, Aimee Moreland, then 19, was hanging out with the girl in 2006 when Hodgkinson allegedly barged into her home and punched Moreland "with a closed fist". Sources tell CBS News there were many writings among Hodgkinson's possessions, either on his person, in bags he carried or had in his vehicle.
"It's very sad to see that it put a negative light on our community because we have such a great community", Wamble says.
"His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations", the hospital said.
Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized. Apparently, Hodgkinson failed to recognize Rep. Duncan or lost the nerve to confront him, but thankfully the Clinton, SC Congressman left the parking lots minutes before the shooting started.
The FBI said the shooter's white van has been processed.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) traced the two weapons recovered from the scene - a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 caliber rifle.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found a cellphone, laptop computer, and a camera inside the van after the shooting at the congressional baseball game practice, MSN reports. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media.